Car Charging Group expands EV charging services in Florida
Car Charging Group Inc. has expanded its EV charging infrastructure in Florida. EV charging services are now available at two of Brixmor Property Group’s shopping malls located in Sarasota and Orlando. Car Charging Group is also working with Brixmor to offer convenient and accessible charging sites throughout the Brixmor portfolio. Charging will be free during an introductory time period.
At both Brixmor properties, Car Charging Group is utilizing Level II, 240-volt, EV charging stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies. Brixmor customers now have access to the ChargePoint Network. Car Charging Group will provide flexible payment options, the ability to make reservations, and track customer usage patterns, energy use, costs and revenues, all via the ChargePoint Network’s cloud-based software service plans for managing EV charging operations. Through the network, EV drivers benefit from ChargePoint mobile apps (iPhone, Blackberry and Android), mapping services and driver support services.
Canadian Solar’s solar modules pass salt corrosion test
Canadian Solar Inc. said that its solar modules passed the most stringent salt spray corrosion test — IEC61701 Ed2 and IEC60068-2-52 Ed.2 standards adopted in 2011. The company received certification by Tuv Nord Cert GmbH, based in Germany. The certification covers 33 of the company’s products, with outputs ranging from 13W to 305W. The Salt Mist Corrosion test is intended for application to components or equipment designed to withstand a salt-laden atmosphere. Salt can degrade the performance of parts manufactured using metallic and/or non-metallic materials.
China Sunergy, Visual Percept complete 25-MW solar project in India
China Sunergy Co. Ltd. has commissioned a 25-MW solar project in Guajarat, India. The company completed the project in partnership with Visual Percept Solar Projects Pvt. Ltd. China Sunergy supplied its 13 MW of high quality solar modules to Visual Percept Solar Projects for the solar project in August 2011 under a strategic partnership agreement.